Venice Carnival closes early due reduce the spread of coronavirus

Italy’s Venice Carnival closes early to contain the spread of coronavirus

Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is the worst outbreak to date of the coronavirus in Europe.
Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey abolishes visa rules for Britons

Turkey, traditionally a top tourist destination for British holidaymakers, is abolishing its current visa rules and charges for UK tourists from 2 March 2020.

Ryanair passengers not entitled to compensation for strike-led delays

Budget airline, Ryanair, has won a legal battle in court to avoid compensating passengers whose flights were delayed by the 2018 union-led strikes.

Underwater love: How to seduce a Grouper fish at Bear Grylls Adventure

Love might be in the air for some of us this Valentine’s Day, but for this unlikely pair at The Bear Grylls Adventure, love is o-fish-ally blossoming underwater.  
Eurostar train

London direct to Amsterdam in 4 hours! New Eurostar service to launch April 30.

Eurostar announces new London to Amsterdam service. One wonders if this is going to challenge the airlines on the same route.
WHO declares the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The World Health Organisation – WHO – declares coronavirus a global health emergency

WHO - the World Health Organisation - declares the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Travel Advice: Is it safe to travel to China after Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan? UPDATE

As China tries to contain the spread of Coronavirus the Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel to Wuhan.

Norwegian Air to charge passengers to bring cabin bags on flights

Norwegian is following the Ryanair model to restrict flyers to one small carry-on bag that can fit under the seat in front in its free luggage allowance.

The Balearic Islands pass a bill to ban Brits’ boozy behaviour

Bad boozy behaviour is now illegal in the Balearic Islands including Sant Antoni on Ibiza and Playa de Palma, El Arenal and Magaluf.

France strike leads to major travel disruption on flights ferries and Eurostar

The general strike in France is disrupting flights, ferries and Eurostar.

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